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Keynote Speakers

dr sheryl randolph

Dr. Sheryl Kenan Randolph is a native Texan who staked her roots in Tennessee nearly three decades ago. Sheryl has over 30 years of experience speaking and teaching which enable her to engage and connect with her audience through humor, warmth, strength, and transparency. Sheryl’s down-to-earth and authentic style of leadership and teaching has impacted countless lives throughout the nation, and her testimony is living proof that with God all things are possible. Sheryl is the founder and lead pastor of Destiny Church of Chattanooga (TN). Destiny Church of Chattanooga is a breakthrough and progressive ministry dedicated to transforming lives and building God’s kingdom one family at a time. 


Sheryl is an alumnae of Oral Roberts University (B.A.), the University of Texas (M.Ed), and Trevecca Nazarene University (Ed.D.). Sheryl is a career educator, with over 30 years of service in public schools. She is a former elementary school principal and previously served in multiple director positions at the district leadership level for Hamilton County Schools (TN). Currently, Sheryl is an educational consultant, professional development trainer/presenter, and keynote speaker for school districts and K-12 educational conferences throughout the United States. Sheryl is the founder of SHE© Girls’ Mentoring, where she hosts monthly empowerment sessions--in the school setting--that focus on self-esteem, life skills, and character education to enhance overall student achievement. In 2020, Sheryl authored her bestselling memoir, “Life Happens. Live Anyway: A Memoir of Survival and Success”. 


Sheryl has two adult children—Sheridan and Darwin—who love God, life, and people; and of all of her accomplishments, Sheryl claims her two children as her greatest. Sheryl’s life is dedicated to living and leading by example, and encouraging men and women to live life to their fullest potential in Christ. She also loves traveling, exercising, cooking, catching a good movie, watching her favorite NBA teams and players, and spending time with family.


Anthony Payton, is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has served as Senior Pastor/Teacher of Come As You Are Community Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for twenty-seven years.

Anthony accepted his call to the ministry in 1986. He preached his first sermon on April 14, 1986, at True Love Missionary Baptist Church, in Fort Wayne, under the pastorate of the late Bishop Jesse White.

Led by the Holy Spirit in 1995, Pastor Payton accepted the responsibility of stewarding 12 people of the former Greater Come As You Are Missionary Baptist Church. Today, with a membership of over 600 people, the churches home is a 28,000 square foot state of the art sanctuary. Among other accomplishments are:

  • Founder of Anthony Payton Signature Shoes

  • Author of “Leadership Reflections” and soon to be released “The Cusp”

  • Named Pastor of The Year by The Martin Luther King Jr. Club of Fort Wayne IN

  • The first African American President of the Indiana Southern Baptist Pastor’s Conference.

  • Developer of multiple Commercial Real Estate projects.

  • Founder and Host of F.I.T. Conversation

  • Contract Counselor for Fort Wayne Community Schools and East Allen County Schools

  • Mental Health Counselor for Park Center Inc.

  • International Testimony Speaker for The Gideons


Pastor Payton travels the world sharing the good news of Christ and has helped plant churches in Brazil and the United States. He speaks very candidly of a life of addiction and of his deliverance. What Satan once meant to use for evil, God has now converted and uses for the good of His kingdom building here on earth.

Pastor Payton married on June 28, 1986, to wife Sandra Kay. They are the parents of Zachary and Lydia and the grandparents of three wonderful girls, and an host of young people that he has and continue to mentor. He resides with his family in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

comedian mac red

Chicago’s Southside Native Mac Red has been in the entertainment industry professionally for the past 13 years, but has been entertaining audiences for over 25. He was given his first stage by his beloved grandmother, performing in her backyard on the porch for family friends and neighbors. He quickly became the class clown, making his classmates laugh was his favorite thing to do, until his teachers had enough. He was transferred out of his high school to a military school down state Illinois where he met his 10th grade teacher Mrs. Calhoon, she saw the talent in a young Mac Red and would start class early just to have 10 min extra so Mac can “Do his thing”, she allowed him time to make his class laugh with impressions, songs, and funny stories. Since then, Mac has entertained audiences across the country and around the world alongside some of entertainment’s biggest stars. Mac Red has graced the stage with entertainers such as Fred Hammond, Brian C. Wilson, Zacardi Cortez, tye Tribbett, and LeAndria Johnson, And doesn’t seem to be slowing down. His Comedy Album “It Is What It Is” is streaming on all platforms available for download. His new Comedy special entitled “Matthew” is set to release on Netflix next year. 

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